So, yes, this weather has inspired us to get up off of our butts and suck the marrow out of life (if you consider cleaning until late and going to the Seattle Center marrow). We even got new phones (the new Blackberry Curve 8900--sweet!), recently a girl from class guffawed when she saw my phone and asked me "what is that dinosaur??" Clearly, she is much younger than me and is unaware of what real dinosaur cell phones look like (can you say 4inch long, think, rubber antenna--we even had one that came in a case and had to be unzipped). But, I've gone through 4 phones since I've had Maizey because they are the only way to keep her still during a diaper change, so I was due for a new one. Anyway, not all of my contacts were saved to my SIM, so don't think I'm lying if I suddenly don't have your phone number! :-)
She wasn't exactly scared of Red, but she was constantly aware of him. This is her tracking him as he passed.
Maizey knows exactly what you do when you get to the cabin!
In a trance in auntie's arms. Why, yes! That is a 13in tube TV in the background, it will be available shortly if you want it!!
Grammy and Maizey having a moment.
They don't call her crazy Maizey for nothin'!!!
Then, Sunday we went to Ryan's parent's house for dinner, where Maizey had her first Easter egg hunt! I didn't really think that she'd even care, but she was totally into. This girl is constantly amazing me! We had a great dinner and Jan sent us home with so much candy it was ridiculous. And, it's not just any candy--it's British candy, the best you can get. Cadbury's everything, and smarties, and Jelly Tots. Oh my god, seriously, I had candy for breakfast and lunch on Monday and Tuesday. It was insane and I'm glad that we've eaten almost all of it so that it is out of the house!!!
This was the very beginning of the Easter egg hunt. She's totally into it!
She was on the hunt!
The eggs had puffs in them and she would shake them like rattles.
Playing with daddy.
Look at that cute baby. As for the adults, Ryan and I think this will make a perfect "before" shot.
This is seriously the best picture of Maizey and I from Easter. Ryan can engineer anything, but the focus on a point and shoot camera is confounding. I don't get it.
Being silly in her Jane Fonda head gear.
These series of shots took place in a second, this new camera kicks ass. I love this interaction between daddy and baby. Sweet.
I spent all day trying to capture her dancing. This is the best I could do. The girl has rhythm. Enjoy.
Lastly, Maize and I had the distinct pleasure of joining Bethie and Harper at the Pacific Science Center. It was a blast, but surprisingly ghetto. The whole place smelled like a 1970s movie theater, except the bathroom and the parking garage--which smelled like the stinkiest urine ever. The dinosaurs, the water area, and the butterflies were Maizey's favorites. I enjoyed Fun Forrest and the Center House, it brought me back to my childhood. I would like to take a trip to the Fun Forrest again when they are operating all the rides, but I gotta say, the caliber of people that they have in charge of operating the rides is a little/a lottle discouraging. It's just really fun to spend the day with Beth and baby, it's like one of those perfect mom days you dream about having when you are imagining your adult life.
Hey Maizey! Don't turn around!
She crawled from one to the next.
I think it's funny, and kinda weird, that these large animals (eating the flesh of another animal in this exhibit) didn't bother Maizey.
The girls, surrounded by the cleanest mirrors I've ever seen.